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MARUNOCHI AND TOKYO STATION:

Marunochi district in Chiyoda ward is where you find the core of Tokyo.  The name literally means ”inside the inner circle”. Here you find the Tokyo Central Station, a historic building in Dutch renaissance style, and the Imperial Palace, formerly Edo Castle, that the city was built around. Tokyo Station is the central station and the busiest station in Tokyo
It opened in 1914 and was heavily renovated in 2009, the historical exterior that survived wars and earthquakes was preserved. Even thought the station building looks old outside, it is very modern inside, except for a beautiful atrium in old station. There are Shinkansen (highspeed train) tracks and a large metro in Tokyo Station. The station is large it extends southways all the way to Ginza.
Imperial Palace is where the emperor lives. The area around the palace is huge with buildings, gardens and a moat that surround it. The area is only open to public on special days, so only a small part of the white exterior of the palace and the historical Nijubashi bridge can be seen from outside, that can be a bit disappointing for some. Marunochi is also the financial district of Tokyo, so lots of skyscrapers have been built around the palace.  Japan’s three largest banks are headquartered here. The streets are lined with trees in European style and filled with international brand stores such as Gucci and Cartier. The main avenue Gyoko-dori is very European in its style. The area immediately around Tokyo Station reminds of Manhattan. Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Imperial Hotel was the only building that survived the 1923 earthquake was situated here, but was ironically torn down and replaced by a soulless modernist highrise. Palace Hotel is also found in the area. Tokyo International Forum is a huge futuristic oval shaped glass building for exhibitions and other events, designed by Rafael Viñoly. It opened in 1997 and is known for its huge atrium with escalators and skybridges, surrounded by glass walls.

TOKYO STATION:
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Tokyo Station, metro and above ground.
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An Italian restaurant inside the station, that we visited.
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The historical atrium of Tokyo Station.
http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Marunochi.html

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Towards Imperial Palace.
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GYOKO-DORI AVENUE:
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^Gyoko-dori Avenue.
MARUNOCHI BRICK SQUARE:
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http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Marunochi.html
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TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FORUM:
Tokyo International Forum is a huge futuristic oval shaped glass building for exhibitions and other events, designed by Rafael Viñoly. It opened in 1997 and is known for its huge atrium with escalators and skybridges, surrounded by glass walls.

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http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Marunochi.html


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UCHIBORI DORI and HIBIYA DORI:
These two green avenues are right next to the East of the moat and gardens around the Imperial Palace Gardens, a couple of blocks from Tokyo Station. It is lined with skyscrapers and other majestic buildings.
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Hibiya dori towards Toranamon Hills.
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The small so called key cars are popular in Japan.
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Marunochi skyline panorama from Imperial Palace.

http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Marunochi.html

IMPERIAL PALACE GARDENS:
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MARUNOCHI BY NIGHT:

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Tokyo Station.

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Moon over Marunochi.

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Towards Imperial Palace

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Inside Tokyo Station.

http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Marunochi.html
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